TowniE | [tou-nee] | noun

A person who has lived in a small town for his or her

entire life. Often proud of that fact, townies take great interest in

every detail of change in their home turf. Notable characteristics

include: making fun of places they have never been

(and probably will never go),

remembering what used to be where that new building is, and

getting fat after high school.

Our band tries to capture this sound by performing covers lifted

from a townie bar jukebox alongside original songs about

townies and the boys and girls who party with them.

[Urban Dictionary]

The townie is a mythic, inspirational creature for the

band, who, although not themselves townies, have all

partied with them everywhere from Tucson

and Los Angeles to Malden and Milan. Parties with

townies lack the epistemological profundity of college

soirées, but they compensate for this

by leaving a trail of poppers, varsity letter jackets,

dented beer cans, and nostalgia sprawled across the

lawn. Parties with townies exist somewhere between

the start of the weekend and that perfect season when

your football team almost made it to state. They make

compromises but take little action, have great

expectations but no aspirations, and they never stop

talking about the time that they almost made out with

the cheerleader from the rival school.